Events

Youth and Conflict: Challenges and Opportunities for Peacebuilding

May 17, 2006 // 2:00pm5:00pm
This conference will provide an in-depth look at youth participation within the broader context of achieving sustainable peace. Panelists will reflect on the challenges of program implementation and assessment, and will provide insight into how successful programs can be supported and replicated in other areas of conflict.
Webcast

Rehabilitating the Jordan River Valley Through Cross-Border Community Cooperation

May 08, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Five mayors from municipalities along the Jordan River and Dead Sea, as well as representatives from Friends of the Earth Middle East, explore ways to use cross-border water and sanitation cooperation to restore the region's vitality and to build literal and metaphorical bridges.

Sudan Briefing: Next Steps in Darfur

May 05, 2006 // 10:00am11:30pm
A briefing with Safaa Elagib Adam, head of the Gender Experts Support Team to the Abuja talks and Suliman Baldo, Africa Program Director at the International Crisis Group. Amb. Hattie Babbitt, Director of the Initiative for Inclusive Security will serve as moderator.

Elections, Security and Peacebuilding in the DRC: Challenges and Prospects

May 03, 2006 // 4:00pm5:30pm
A discussion with Reverend Apollinaire Malu Malu, President of the DRC's Independent Electoral Commission. The event will be chaired by Herbert Weiss, Senior Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center

Women and Change in the Middle East

May 01, 2006 // 8:30am3:00pm
In this conference, speakers discussed progress toward the empowerment of women in the Middle East and North Africa. The first panel examined the status of women in a select number of countries in the region, focusing on women's rights and civil society, and examining developments in women's political participation and legal rights. The second panel focused on the experiences of women in peacebuilding and conflict resolution.

Negotiating For Peace in Sri Lanka: A Behind-the-Scenes Perspective on Mediating Conflict Resolution

April 20, 2006 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Visaka Dharmadasa, Founder and Chair of the Association of War-Affected Women and of Parents of Servicemen Missing in Action

Briefing on the Humanitarian Impact of Drought in the Horn of Africa

April 13, 2006 // 3:00pm4:30pm
The Africa Program and ECSP are pleased to join Islamic Relief to host a special briefing on recent developments in the humanitarian crisis caused by the ongoing drought and famine in the Horn of Africa.

Looking Ahead: Implications of the United Nations Mandate Review

April 13, 2006 // 10:30am11:30am
Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning, Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General; Kristen Lee Silverberg, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mark Wallace, U.S. Representative to the United Nations for UN Management and Reform.
Webcast

Solving the Darfur Crises: EU and International Responses

April 05, 2006 // 10:00am11:30am
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosts a Director's Forum with Pekka Haavisto, Special Representative of the European Union for Sudan. Ambassador Haavisto discusses the international and European responses to the interrelated crises facing the region.

Recent Developments in Somalia's Search for Peace and Security (VIDEO)

March 03, 2006 // 1:00pm2:15pm
A briefing with Matt Bryden, Horn of Africa Project Director at the International Crisis Group and André Le Sage, Assistant Professor and Academic Chair for Terrorism and Counterterrorism at the African Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University.

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  • Steve McDonald // Senior Advisor, Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
  • Aly Lyons // Program Associate